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Question: What level of formal education do you have?
K-8 - 1 (2.9%)
8-12 - 4 (11.4%)
Some college - 2 (5.7%)
Associate's degree (2-years degree) - 3 (8.6%)
Bachlor's degree (4-year degree) - 5 (14.3%)
Master's degree - 8 (22.9%)
Doctorate or Professional degree - 8 (22.9%)
No formal education - 4 (11.4%)
Total Voters: 35

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October 06, 2018, 02:12:44 PM
Last edit: October 07, 2018, 12:46:32 AM by bluefirecorp_
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Just scoping out the average education of BTCT users.

Edit: Whoa, more professional degrees that anything else. Considering this isn't the average, I'd consider voting fraud possible. Hopefully, these fraudulent voters don't overwhelm the legitmite voters.

Pretty much if you weren't issued that fancy piece of paper, you don't have that level of education. So, if you're still a student, you should select the current level of knowledge you've obtained.

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People without a formal education, can you post why you've chosen not to go down the educational path?
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October 06, 2018, 02:32:38 PM
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Do you like to determine the average temperature of patients in the hospital?
You probably are very bored and have nothing to do.
Maybe even ask about wages or who has what kind of car.
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October 06, 2018, 02:39:23 PM
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Considering the majority of the users are not from the USA and have substantially different qualification systems. Perhaps you need to research it a bit better:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_degree

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October 06, 2018, 02:44:16 PM
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Do you like to determine the average temperature of patients in the hospital?
You probably are very bored and have nothing to do.
Maybe even ask about wages or who has what kind of car.

Uhh, considering the quality of posts on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if most people were K-8.

Considering the majority of the users are not from the USA and have substantially different qualification systems. Perhaps you need to research it a bit better:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_degree

If you look at that link, most nations have similar university schemes. Sure, the standard education path varies.

Technically, we could highlight all the differences between quality of education; ie highschool in Ohio isn't exactly the same level of education as highschool in New York.  They're similar, but not perfectly accurate.

If someone has an educational level not listed in the poll, they could easily post it ._.
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October 06, 2018, 02:51:19 PM
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Uhh, considering the quality of posts on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if most people were K-8.
LOL, no doubt.  That's been my impression right from my start here.

This topic might be more appropriate in Off-Topic or something, even though it does kinda-sorta have to do with bitcointalk.  Isn't this the kind of thing they talk about over there?  What's your favorite color and the like?

I wish I'd studied other things in college (like computer science) and wish I'd completed the other degree I was working on until late last decade, but other than that I'm satisfied with my education.  Cost me a lot of money, but it was fun and pretty useful overall.  I'm done with school now, however.  Studying science was fascinating but stressful when you're trying to maintain good grades--and there is still plenty to keep up with in my field, so it isn't as though I've stopped learning.

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October 06, 2018, 02:56:09 PM
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Uhh, considering the quality of posts on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if most people were K-8.
LOL, no doubt.  That's been my impression right from my start here.

This topic might be more appropriate in Off-Topic or something, even though it does kinda-sorta have to do with bitcointalk.  Isn't this the kind of thing they talk about over there?  What's your favorite color and the like?

I wish I'd studied other things in college (like computer science) and wish I'd completed the other degree I was working on until late last decade, but other than that I'm satisfied with my education.  Cost me a lot of money, but it was fun and pretty useful overall.  I'm done with school now, however.  Studying science was fascinating but stressful when you're trying to maintain good grades--and there is still plenty to keep up with in my field, so it isn't as though I've stopped learning.

Most communities have general surveys, e.g.:
https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018

I figured I'd target education, because the average user on this forum seems woefully under-educated.

So much cool shit in other fields. Sometimes I wish I didn't take the "Network Technology" / "Infosec" path and took the computer science path instead.
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October 06, 2018, 03:04:15 PM
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Uhh, considering the quality of posts on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if most people were K-8.
LOL, no doubt.  That's been my impression right from my start here.

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Now the voting results show that every second or third participant has a master's or doctoral degree Smiley
So many educated people will not find in one place.
We'll have to open Bitcointalk Academy of Sciences
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October 06, 2018, 03:04:47 PM
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I figured I'd target education, because the average user on this forum seems woefully under-educated.

I think language barriers, youngsters trying to make a quick buck, and those acting ignorant to suit their agendas are to blame for this perception.

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October 06, 2018, 03:06:33 PM
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Uhh, considering the quality of posts on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if most people were K-8.
LOL, no doubt.  That's been my impression right from my start here.

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Now the voting results show that every second or third participant has a master's or doctoral degree Smiley
So many educated people will not find in one place.
We'll have to open Bitcointalk Academy of Sciences

Rofl. The vote fraud rate is pretty high. Maybe I should have made it a requirement to take a picture of your degree with a piece of paper with your username over it xD


I figured I'd target education, because the average user on this forum seems woefully under-educated.

I think language barriers, youngsters trying to make a quick buck, and those acting ignorant to suit their agendas are to blame for this perception.

I think there are plenty of professional trolls on this forum. I think there are also under-educated people participating in signature bounties and such. So, yeah, agreed.
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October 06, 2018, 03:12:43 PM
Last edit: October 06, 2018, 06:28:53 PM by The Pharmacist
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I think language barriers, youngsters trying to make a quick buck, and those acting ignorant to suit their agendas are to blame for this perception.
Yeah, I'm sure those things are a part of it, especially the language barrier issue.  People who can't speak your language can sometimes give off the impression that they're stupid, and that often isn't the case.  However, I don't doubt for a second that a lot of the folks from the poorer countries especially have little education.

On the other hand, I've seem some extremely intelligent people writing some brilliant things here--people who really seem to understand crypto and technology, both of which tend to sail right over my head.  Those smarty-pants people tend to be the older members, but I've seen newer members showing evidence of brilliance as well.  Overall the forum has a pretty good mix of education levels, even though it can be jarring at times to read.

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I was thinking that they were closer to K-9. Smiley
Lol, now that's pretty harsh.

I'm pretty sure I've met a few animals smarter than you too Wink
Ouch!  That's even harsher.  lol

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October 06, 2018, 03:28:28 PM
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Uhh, considering the quality of posts on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if most people were K-8.


I was thinking that they were closer to K-9. Smiley


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Uhh, considering the quality of posts on this forum, I wouldn't be surprised if most people were K-8.


I was thinking that they were closer to K-9. Smiley



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October 06, 2018, 06:24:14 PM
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Considering the quality of the forum, I think the result is not perfect. Most of those should be from K- 8.
Anyway, I was expecting an article here which have expressed the current situation of the forum, but it was not. Anyway, it would be nice if you used the word Poll like mentioned in Topic title style guide.

These titles are good:
- "Poll: What is your gender?"
At least, it would not be confusing.
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October 06, 2018, 07:01:01 PM
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Not all of here are masters in speaking and making a good post. But they are here to learn, even myself can't speak fluent but try to engaged as well as I want more information and learn as what reasons we are here. It doesn't mean your in Bachelors Degree or above you are a good in this forum, some here are collage or lower degree that they want to learn in there way, so I won't judge people by their status here but rather on how they are responding a good comment to make everyone respect.

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October 06, 2018, 07:19:29 PM
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Looks like no one voted for No formal education yet. So, I chose that one. Grin
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October 06, 2018, 08:09:57 PM
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Well, I think the Bachlor's? degree (4-year degree) will be the most. I got the same feeling as I usually get when I met people, academic education is nothing actually. It is proved once again, lol.

Looks like no one voted for No formal education yet. So, I chose that one. Grin
So, you don't have any formal education?
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October 06, 2018, 10:23:22 PM
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Well, I think the Bachlor's? degree (4-year degree) will be the most. I got the same feeling as I usually get when I met people, academic education is nothing actually. It is proved once again, lol.

I have a different opinion. Sure, there are exceptions, but doesn't every rule have them?
In general, I've talked to people with completely different levels of education and the difference is striking. Not so much between people with bachelor's and above, but if you talk to someone with 8 classes you'll just know it without having to ask.
Character qualities always differ so an educated person can be a stuck up fool, but people with higher education tend to be more open. They know more about the world, have wider horizons. Uneducated people can be experts in their field but outside of that they don't have much to say.

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October 06, 2018, 10:49:15 PM
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Well, I can state that I hold a professional degree, as well as a number of further qualifications stemming from that, but they are completely irrelevant to this forum. None of my qualifications are in anything remotely to do with IT, computer science, economics, etc. There are undoubtedly teenagers out there with far less formal education than me but with a far better understanding of blockchain technology than me.

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October 06, 2018, 11:17:18 PM
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College is a complete waste of time and money.  In the United States it's run as a business.  Students are going into debt for a worthless piece of paper. 

The most intelligent people I know didn't attend college.  College just means you obey authority and are not able to carve out a path on your own.
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October 07, 2018, 12:40:05 AM
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The most intelligent people I know didn't attend college. 
Can you name some?


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